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Agricultural News

  • Veld fires claim 88 lives in the past 5 years

    Veld fires claim 88 lives in the past 5 years September 21, 2016 in wsAt least 1,5 million hectares of land went up in smoke in 2015 while 88 people were killed by veld fires in the last five years, Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has said.   xolisani ncube Speaking at an anti-…

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  • How informal agricultural traders capture, preserve customer loyalty

    How informal agricultural traders capture, preserve customer loyalty September 21, 2016 in siness  y may not advertise their products in the mainstream media, but informal agricultural traders have results-driven ways of capturing customer loyalty.CHARLES DHEWAach market has ga…

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  • Poultry output down on cash shortages

    Poultry Output down on cash shortages September 20, 2016 in siness MTHANDAZO NYONI THE poultry industry in Zimbabwe tumbled by 8% in the first half of 2016 after producing 37,2 million broiler day-old-chicks compared to the prior year, an industry official has said. In an industry updat…

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  • Maize deliveries top 147 000t

    Maize deliveries top 147 000t August 17, 2016 Local News Deputy Minister Davis Marapira Elita Chikwati Agriculture ReporterRMERS have delivered close to 147 000 tonnes of maize to Grain Marketing Board depots countrywide. The GMB is offering $390 per tonne and has so far paid farmer…

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  • Sky is the limit for tobacco growers

    EDITORIAL COMMENT: Sky is the limit for tobacco growers August 17, 2016 Opinion &&Analysis Tobaccco field Tobacco farmers continue to exceed expectations. From 1894 when the first flue-cured crop was grown near Mutare up to 2000, its production was dominated by whites. But the land red…

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  • Delta puts $1,1m into sorghum contract farming

    Delta puts $1,1m into sorghum contract farming August 16, 2016 in sinessDELTA Beverages plans to inject more than $1,1 million into its Beverages Sorghum Contract Farming Scheme (BSFS)during the 2016/7 financial year, as it forges ahead with plans to support local farmers, NewsDay has establi…

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  • No end in sight to Tongaat land row

    No end in sight to Tongaat land row August 16, 2016 Local News Dr Mombeshora From George Maponga in CHIREDZILands and Rural Resettlement Ministry officials will soon visit the Lowveld to assess the situation at Tongaat Hulett where 4 000 hectares of cane plantations were acquired by th…

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  • UZ develops flood prediction system

    UZ develops flood prediction system August 16, 2016 Local News Prof Nyagura Brenda Ziga and Margaret MatibiriThe University of Zimbabwe has established a satellite-based flood monitoring system to predict the occurrence of floods in the Sadc region to help prevent unnecessary loss of l…

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  • Command agric takes course

    Command agric takes course August 16, 2016 Headlinesp Stories emudzai Kakore Herald Correspondenternment yesterday called on farmers willing to participate in the Command Agriculture, a special programme on contract maize farming, to register with Agritex officers in their respective…

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  • Less tobacco farmers register

    Less tobacco farmers register August 16, 2016 Business Oliver Kazunga Senior Business ReporterER 50 000 farmers have so far registered to grow tobacco in the 2016/17 cropping season compared to 97 616 growers recorded during the same period last year. According to latest figures from th…

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